2022 National Convention - 100th Anniversary of BBB!

Presentation Times & Abstracts

The oral and poster presentation sessions and presenter times have been determined.  Please download the summary page by clicking the yellow button below.  All presentations will take place on Thursday, June 2nd, 2022.  

All of the research presentation abstracts can be downloaded by clicking the green button below. 


Date:  Tuesday, May 31st, 2022 - Sunday, June 5th, 2022

Location:  Oklahoma City University, 2501 N Blackwelder Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73106

Host:  Oklahoma City University, Alpha Chapter

Registration Fee:  $350.00*

*This registration fee includes meals and lodging.  Meals include dinner Wednesday, breakfast/lunch/dinner on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and breakfast Sunday.  Lodging is for Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights only.  

If you are local and will not be utilizing the university accommodations, the registration fee is $100.00. 

COVID-19 Guidelines:

  1. All attendees to the National convention must be fully vaccinated (according to CDC guidelines) prior to the meeting. Attendees unable to be vaccinated must have official medical exemptions that will be verified prior to arrival.  Please bring your vaccination card(s) with you.

  2. We ask anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 within 72 hours prior to the meeting, shows symptoms of COVID-19, or otherwise feels unwell to please refrain from attending the meeting.  However, we ask that you let us know if you will not be attending with as much advance as possible so we can make proper arrangements. We will not be able to refund travel or accommodation expenses. 

  3. If you experience symptoms while attending the meeting, BBB and Oklahoma City University staff will work with you to arrange proper health services.

  4. All attendees are required to wear a mask that tightly covers the chin, mouth, and nose at all indoor public events during the meeting unless they are currently eating/drinking while stationary or presenting at a lectern. Failure to comply with this rule could result in your removal from the meeting without refund.

  5. We ask that attendees maintain social distancing whenever possible, including in sessions, hallways, and the Exhibit Hall. Seating during sessions and posters in the exhibit hall will be spaced accordingly. When traveling and dining, we suggest staying with the people from your institution.

  6. Be prepared to provide proof of vaccination for any field trips.  

  7. We will follow any State, Local, or Oklahoma City University protocols that exceed those listed herein. 

  8. All of these guidelines are subject to change. Please contact the National Office via EMAIL (tribeta@una.edu) with any questions.  

Schedule of Events:

The following is a concise schedule of events for the National Convention. 

For a more detailed listing of the schedule, including sessions times and locations, please download the PDF of the schedule from the button above.

  • Executive Committee arrives Tuesday, May 31, 2022.  

  • Executive Committee business meeting Wednesday morning, June 1, 2022.

  • Students arrive Wednesday, June 1, 2022.

  • Oral presentations and poster presentations will be Thursday, June 2, 2022.

  • Field trips will be Friday and Saturday, June 3rd and 4th. Outdoor field trips are weather dependent and may be cancelled.

  • The Awards Banquet will be Saturday evening.

  • Everyone departs on Sunday Morning, June 5, 2022.


Students will have accommodations provided from Wednesday - Sunday morning.  All students will stay at Oklahoma City University residence halls for the Convention unless you are local and plan to attend only one day for the presentations or you have special permission from the executive committee to stay at a different location. Faculty chapter advisors are welcome to stay at the campus residence halls or an off-campus hotel.  The executive committee, district directors, and faculty chapter advisors or faculty research advisors are welcome to stay at the TBA Hotel.   The executive team and district directors will be arriving on Tuesday, May 31st and student participants and chapter advisors arriving on Wednesday.

Airport information:

Will Rogers Airport, (OKC) is about 10 miles from Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73106 . Airlines serving Will Rogers Airport are Delta, Southwest, United, American Airline, Frontier, Allegiant. You will be responsible for your transportation from the airport to Oklahoma City University. 

Field Trip Information: 

Convention attendees can choose between a variety of field trips.  Please click below for specific information about the field trip options.  You will sign up for the field trip dates/times when you register to attend the convention. Space is limited so sign up early!

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Oklahoma City Zoo

The OKC Zoo is an amazing zoo and is located next to the Science Museum Oklahoma.  We know some folks and could probably get some “behind the scenes” tours.  Located about 15 minutes from OCU campus.  Full day or half day field trip options available.  https://www.okczoo.org/

Riversport OKC


Offering whitewater rafting, tubing, surfing, adventure courses, zip lines, high speed slides, extreme jumping, climbing walls, pump tracks, sailing, flatwater kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, a bike park with pump tracks and a mountain bike skills trail, indoor alpine skiing, a nature center, Riversport OKC is ideal for those seeking an exciting, thrilling day. Located on the southside of Downtown OKC, about 15 minutes from OCU campus.  Full day or half day field trip options available.


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Sam Noble Museum 

The Sam Noble Museum at the University of Oklahoma is one of the finest natural history museums in the world.  Featuring 50,000 square feet of exhibit space, the museum traces over 500 million years of Oklahoma’s natural and cultural history. Founded in 1899, the museum collections include 10 million specimens and artifacts from the life sciences, earth sciences and social sciences and are reflected in the wonderfully rich and informative permanent exhibit galleries.  Located on the campus of the University of Oklahoma in Norman, about 30 minutes south of OCU campus.  We can likely get some “behind the scenes” tours.   Full day or half day field trip options available.  https://samnoblemuseum.ou.edu/

Museum of Osteology

The Museum of Osteology celebrates vertebrate life by providing guests with an engaging adventure full of discovery, with the hopes that through education we will help cultivate an appreciation of the natural world and ultimately lead to conservation for the future.  Focusing on the form and function of the skeletal system, over 350 skeletons of animal species from all over the world are on display. Exhibits include adaptation, locomotion, classification, and diversity of the vertebrate kingdom.  Located in SE Oklahoma City about 20 minutes from OCU campus.  Half day field trip either morning or afternoon time slots.  https://www.skeletonmuseum.com/

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Martin Park Nature Center

More than just a park, Martin Park Nature Center is a hub for nature exploration and education for visitors of all ages. Guided hikes, education programs and an interactive learning center provide visitors a place to learn about nature and wildlife in a serene, suburban environment. Located on the north side of OKC, the park is about 20 minutes from OCU campus.  Half day field trip either morning or afternoon time slots.  https://www.okc.gov/departments/parks-recreation/martin-park-nature-center 

Instructions for Submitting Abstracts 

  • If you are presenting research, please upload your abstract when you register. 

  • After May 13, 2022 midnight (CST) all abstracts should be emailed to tribeta@una.edu for late addition to the program after you register.

  • The last day to email an abstract is Monday, May 23, 2022.

  • It is recommended that students email their abstract to themselves and email their presentation to themselves as an attachment as a back up in case of technical problems.

  • Oral presentations will be Thursday morning June 2, 2022 and may be uploaded Wednesday at Oklahoma City University upon arrival.

  • Oral presentations should be 10-12 minutes with two minutes for questions, with a maximum of 15 minutes allowed per presenter.  

  • Posters may be displayed Wednesday evening and should be no larger than 4ft x4ft.

  • Judging of posters will be Thursday afternoon. You will be informed when you need to be present by your poster.

  • Click the button for instructions for submitting your abstracts for oral and poster presentations. 

The deadline to submit abstracts to be included in the printed program is May 23rd, 2022.

Instructions for Submitting Chapter History E-Books

If your chapter is submitting a Chapter History E-Book for consideration for the Chapter History E-Book (digital scrapbook) Award, please click the button to upload your file.  You will be taken to a secure Dropbox link and upload your file accordingly.  

Please include your chapter's Greek name, name of your school, and region/district in the file name.  

The deadline to submit Chapter E-Books is Wednesday, June 1st, 2022 by 7pm CST.

Forms for National Convention

The following are forms to be completed for National Convention.